I Will Never Forget What I Witnessed

Italian and European statistics show a huge number of workplace injuries and fatalities. What’s the point and what’s behind these facts and figures?
The project I Will Never Forget What I Witnessed aims at bringing justice to the victims: broken lives or lives that will change forever. Who were and who are these people, why and how these accidents happened? What kind of trauma are the victims still suffering? It is important to show the quantitative dimension of this phenomenon. However, there’s something left behind that can’t be simply converted into numbers. Families have to face pain and grief for those who lost their lives or have been affected by invalidating permanent work injuries. It is the irreparable destiny of a destroyed life, with all its projects, dreams and loved ones. We need to focus on what’s hidden behind these numbers, so that these people didn’t die in vain. We need to look at the victims’ past and those of the families who bear witness. We must face this issue with courage, not to forget and to make change happen.

Photo copyright: © Davide Torbidi for Camera del Lavoro di Lodi

CGIL bases its programs and actions on provisions of the Constitution of the Italian Republic and it supports full realization. CGIL affirms the value of solidarity within a society without privileges and discrimination where is admitted the right to work, to healthcare and social protection; where well-being is equally distributed, culture can enrich the lives of everyone, removing political, social and economic obstacles that prevent native and immigrant women and men from deciding of their own life and work, based upon equal rights and opportunities and identifying differences. CGIL promotes within the society, also thanks to the negotiations, a policy of equal opportunities between women and men and it aligns its internal set of rules to the principle of non discrimination between genders.


Davide Torbidi was born in 1964 in Casalpusterlengo, in the province of Lodi and lives in Codogno. He was a member of the Milanese Photographic Circle and of the editorial board of its magazine “il Milanese”. In 2012 he joined the Progetto Immagine photographic group of Lodi and the LudesanLife group (an online photographic magazine that collects the stories of the Lodigiano) in which some of his reports are published. In 2013 he published the photographic book “Storie da bar”. In 2019, as part of the Festival of Ethical Photography, he participated in the “Article1” project, curated by the photographer Paolo Marchetti. He was recently one of the main photographers of the reportage “Epicentro”, which recounts the terrible days of the lockdown in the first Italian red zone.


Lodi, Chiostro dell’Ospedale Vecchio


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